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GF10BD, Discontinued

Paragon GF-10BD Glass Fusing Kiln

Our first glass fusing kilns, the GF-series, have passed the test of time since 1985. They helped start the glass fusing revolution.

“I’ve fired your kilns all over the country during my seminars. I never hear complaints about your kilns. They are reliable and last a hell of a long time.” —Dan Fenton, Fenton Glass Studio, Oakland, California

The ten-sided GF-10BD comes with the 12 key Sentry digital controller. It fires on 240 volts. This kiln can be ordered for any electrical system world wide.

The GF-10BD lid elements use a new element groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins.

A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.

The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.

  • Pinless heating elements in lid
  • Four hand-lifts on 10-sided GF-series
  • Lock-in lid support
  • Galvanized steel base
  • Reversible brick bottom
  • Heavy-duty stand with mar-proof plastic feet

The Fusion-10, GF-10B & GF-10BD Furniture Kit

Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.

1 - C-22 - 21” Round Shelf

4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long

1 lb. Bag Glass Separator


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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D005 Sentry 12-Key Controller Ramp-Hold Demonstration (5 min 10 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D009 (Spanish) Demostracion de Como Incrementar y Mantener la Temperatura Con Un Control Sentry de 12 Teclas: Serie Operacion de Hornos Paragon (5 min 10 sec)

  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature










    Breaker Size


    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    6 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499




    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type

    Sentry Digital 12-key Non-Ceramic





    Nema Details

    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Round



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    2.30 CU.FT.
    65.13 litres

    Chamber Width

    23.50 IN
    597 mm

    Chamber Depth

    9.00 IN
    229 mm

    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    30.50W x 39.50D x 23.50H Inches
    775W x 1003D x 597H mm

    Ship Size

    36.50W x 38.00D x 24.50H Inches
    927W x 965D x 622H mm

    Ship Weight

    209.00 Lbs.
    94.80 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Part Number

    GF10BD   * Base Model





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    1 inch x 3 inch Glass Window, Fusion Style

    Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 1” x 3” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.) Conveniently watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fu


    FSGF10B Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Fusion-10, GF-10BD, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 C-22 Shelf (21” round x 3/4”)

    4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide Square Posts


    Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORT



    RS232 PORT ON SENTRY 2 CONTROLLERS (PC CONTROL) The RS232 is a computer port mounted to the kiln. You can monitor the kiln from a computer and store a record of each firing on your hard drive. Print graphs of firings.


    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, you



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  • Usages

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  • Additional Information

  • Options
  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Important Shipping Information
  • Wiring Diagrams


  • Manuals
          Sentry 2.0 12-Key Ramp-Hold Manual, 2010 Edition
          Glass Kiln Instruction & Service Manual

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